The Carlsbad 5000 features a fast and fun seaside course where 16 world records have been set. Both rookie runners and serious speedsters alike enjoy running or walking in one of seven people's races.
The Carlsbad 5000 road race has been a spring tradition in Southern California since 1986 and features a full weekend of running festivities. The ‘World’s Fastest 5k’ welcomes runners of all ages and paces to a fast oceanfront course with unforgettable views and an energetic atmosphere. Even the youngest runners show up for the iconic Junior Carlsbad kids race. The full day of racing culminates when the fastest-running professionals on the planet look to set new world and national records in the Elite Invitationals!
Each year approximately 11,500 spectators and 8,500 participants from all over the United States and many foreign countries. The Junior Carlsbad race annually draws 6,500 spectators and more than 3,500 participants ages 12 and under.